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St. Petersburg Satellite Reef: Florida Craftsmen Gallery

Field trip! Pack a cooler full of turkey sandwiches, fresh strawberries, cheesesticks and cran-raisens, then load up the neighborhood kids and head on over to downtown St. Petersburg for an afternoon of crazy eye-popping fun exploring an indoor coral reef at the Florida Craftsmen Gallery.

This summer exhibit is an astounding burst of colorful yarns woven into varieties of coral, shells, fish, eels, rays (no baseballs!) and so much more to replicate the realities of a delicate coral reef in health and under seige during an oil spill. More than 280 knitters from all over Florida, five states and four countries contributed to the display.

The Florida Craftsmen Gallery also will offer classes -- for adults as well as children -- and family fun days through the summer. Check the gallery website to see what's coming up the week you want to go.

The satellite exhibit is part of the Worldwide Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef Project created by Margaret and Christine Wertheim of the Institute For Figuring in Los Angeles, CA.

Diane Egner is publisher and managing editor of 83 Degrees Media. Comments? Contact 83 Degrees.
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